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(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
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Online Petition To Get Taylor Swift to Moonlite Bar-B-Q in Owensboro

Former President Bill Clinton has eaten there, so why not Taylor Swift?  Owensboro teenager Hannah Hawkins knows "only the best will do" and she's created an online petition to urge the pop/country star to visit Moonlite Bar-B-Q.  And you can help Hannah's cause by signing it.

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Gord Horne/ThinkStock
Gord Horne/ThinkStock
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Text to 911 Service Being Finalized

I know several people, members of my own family included, who would rather text than call in most given situations. We're a texting society now. And 911 seems to be catching up.

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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Owensboro Police Searching for Missing 19-Year-Old Girl

The Owensboro Police Department needs our help as they search for a missing teenager. Here's the information from an OPD press release:

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Photo: Dave Spencer
Photo: Dave Spencer
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Miranda Wants To See You! [PHOTO]

Raise your hand if you're going to the Miranda Lambert show Thursday night at The Ford Center? (Don't worry, mine isn't up either.) But, lots of you are going to show and Miss Miranda wants to see your pretty face! She's asking for her concert-goers to submit photos of themselves to scroll the big-screen during "All Kinds Of Kinds".

Here's how you enter!

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Kahlan Storm
Kahlan Storm
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Apollo FFA Members Compete in Soybean Photo Contest [Vote]

Today on the CB Radio Show we received a call from Kahlan Storm, an FFA Member at Apollo High School.  The Kentucky Soybean Association is having a Soybean Photo Contest and Kahlan's chapter of the FFA could win some cash.  In fact, the grand prize is $1,000!  Here's how you can vote and help them win.

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Erin Grant
Erin Grant
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Mirko Pasta In Owensboro Closing This Weekend

All right, I'm devastated. I received a tip Tuesday night that a couple of folks on Facebook were posting they heard Mirko Pasta in Owensboro was going to close. And after I did some research and I made some phone calls, sadly, I found out it is true.

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Google Street View
Google Street View
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Owensboro Police Investigating Kangaroo Express Robbery

The Owensboro Police Department is investigating a robbery at the Kangaroo Express convenience store on West Parrish Avenue late last night. Here's the information we received via OPD press release:

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Goran Bogicevic, ThinkStock
Goran Bogicevic, ThinkStock
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“Your Perfect Day” Wedding Show Coming To Owensboro

Something new, something old, something borrowed, something blue... are you ready for your perfect day? Planning a wedding is more than just making sure the decorations and food are right. Your wedding is the first day of the rest of your life together and it has to be as close to perfect as possible, right? The Your Perfect Day wedding show at the Owensboro Convention Center can help you plan every aspect of your day.

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OPD
OPD
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Today Is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day [VIDEO]

Friday, January 9th is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and here at WBKR, we appreciate all of our law enforcement officers! We are so grateful for the amazing men and woman of our local, state and federal agencies and appreciate all of their hard work. Although we're thankful for their work year round, today is a special day to show how much we all care.

Everyone knows at least one person who is an officer, right? Well, grab your phone and send a text or make a call, drop off a Thank You treat at your local department, show your support on social media... Just thank a law enforcement officer today!

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Justin Sullivan GettyImages
Justin Sullivan GettyImages
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JC Penney to Close 40 Stores Across the States

JC Penney is planning the closing of 40 of their stores across the states.  This could mean no more awesome quarter zip sweaters for me but something that is even more upsetting is the loss of over 2200 jobs.  Are any of the stores in the Tri-State going to be affected by the closures?

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(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Daviess County Public System Adopts the 2015-2016 School Calendar

Some of you may already know this.  Some of you may not.  But the Daviess County Public School System recently adopted the 2015-2016 school calendar and there are couple of dates to be aware of, including the dates for Fall Break 2015.  Here's a look at the complete schedule!

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Photo courtesy of Mellow Mushroom
Photo courtesy of Mellow Mushroom
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Mellow Mushroom Coming to Downtown Owensboro [Video]

Being the new emcee of Rooster Booster definitely has its perks.  And, this morning, I found out some exciting news about downtown Owensboro.  We're getting a Mellow Mushroom!

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